Sunday Premier League scores: Man City on verge of title
Manchester City took a massive step closer to a first ever Premier League title when winning 2-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday.
May 6th, 2012
Roberto Mancini’s team were full value for their victory against a Magpies team that have had an amazing season and it took a tactical switch from the Italian to ensure that the deadlock was broken.
City were unable to force a breakthrough in the first half, with Gareth Barry coming closest to scoring, while Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa could have found the net for Newcastle.
However, the introduction of Nigel de Jong as a second half substitute enabled Yaya Toure to venture further forward and the Ivorian produced a class finish before doubling his team’s advantage just before the final whistle.
Therefore, City will become champions if they beat QPR next Sunday, with Manchester United keeping pace with the Premier League leaders after a 2-0 win over Swansea City.
Paul Scholes and Ashley Young grabbed first-half goals for the Red Devils although Sir Alex Ferguson’s team were unable to extend their advantage.
Arsenal fans were pretty pleased to see Newcastle lose on Sunday and also that Tottenham were unable to win at Villa Park, with an Emmanuel Adebayor penalty meaning that Spurs go one point clear of the Magpies.
Bolton’s 2-2 draw with West Brom means they have to win their final game of the season, with Queens Park Rangers beating Stoke City at the death thanks to a late Djibril Cisse winner.
Everton were surprisingly held at Molineux, while Clint Dempsey’s excellent season continued when he broke the deadlock as part of Fulham’s 2-1 win over Sunderland.
Premier League Sunday scores
Newcastle 0 – 2 Manchester City
Aston Villa 1 – 1 Tottenham
Bolton 2 – 2 West Brom
Fulham 2 – 1 Sunderland
QPR 1 – 0 Stoke
Wolves 0 – 0 Everton
Manchester United 2 – 0 Swansea